Born in Washington State, Jon Johnson stumbled into photography trying to fill an elective class in high school. Deciding that he wanted to try his hand in that racket professionally, he attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Ca. After racking up heaps of knowledge and a crippling student loan bill, He decided the smart move would be to relocate to a higher cost of living…New York City. There he honed his skills under some very accomplished photographers. Working under Annie Leibovitz was a great learning experience on all fronts. Big sets, multiple lighting scenarios and huge crews were common place on those jobs.